Microsoft will let game developers run their own e-sports tournaments in Xbox Live

In an effort to scale an industry where video games sales have exceeded $10 billion in revenue, the average gamer spending 8 hours/per week and 67% of households playing video games, Microsoft will now allow game developers to host their own tournaments on Xbox Live. This move establishes a bold stance from Microsoft to further increase gamer engagement by allowing an open ecosystem for tournament gameplay.

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